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In the world of gaming, versatility is key, and connecting your PS5 controller to a Nintendo Switch opens up exciting possibilities. This guide will walk you through the steps to seamlessly link your PS5 controllers to your Nintendo Switch, expanding your gaming experience across different platforms.
Here’s a general guide to one potential method using a third-party adapter:
What You’ll Need:
- A Nintendo Switch console
- A PS5 DualSense controller
- A USB-C Data cable
Connect via Bluetooth
One of the easiest methods to connect your PS5 controller to the Switch is through Bluetooth pairing with your console. To do this, make sure that your console’s firmware is up-to-date, as Nintendo has incorporated support for specific controllers in their recent updates.
Follow the below steps to connect your PS5 controller to the Switch via Bluetooth:
- Go to the home menu of your Switch, then proceed to the settings.
- Select controllers and sensors, and then enable the Bluetooth feature.
- Press and hold both the PlayStation and Share buttons on your PS5 controller simultaneously until the LED light begins to flash.
When the LED light starts flashing, the controller enters pairing mode, and it will become discoverable in your Switch’s list of Bluetooth devices.
Connecting via third-party adapters
A third-party adapter that allows you to use the PS5 controller on the Switch (e.g., an adapter that converts the PS5 controller input to a format the Switch can recognize)
Utilizing a third-party adapter provides the means to link your PS5 controller with your Switch. There exists a wide array of choices on the market, encompassing options like the MayFlash Magic-NS adapter and the 8bitDo Gbros. wireless adapter. Both of these devices facilitate the integration of PS5 controllers with the Switch.
To employ a third-party adapter, you’ll first need to connect it to the Switch’s dock via USB. Subsequently, follow the manufacturer’s provided instructions to pair the adapter and the controller. Once this process is complete, the adapter will enable your Switch to recognize your PS5 controller as a valid input device.
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Connecting via USB-C cable
Connecting your PS5 controller to the Switch through a USB-C cable is a straightforward process. Just insert one end of the cable into the Switch’s dock and the other into your controller.
Once connected your PS5 controller to Switch, your controller will function as a wired device, eliminating the necessity for a Bluetooth connection. It’s important to be aware, though, that employing a wired connection could potentially affect the battery life of the DualSense controller.